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Bug 453276 - virsh shutdown leaves domU in 'no state' until restart xend
Summary: virsh shutdown leaves domU in 'no state' until restart xend
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-28 19:17 UTC by Dale Bewley
Modified: 2009-11-23 21:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:38:56 UTC

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Description Dale Bewley 2008-06-28 19:17:17 UTC
Description of problem:
Upon shutting down a f9 or f8 domU on a f8 dom0 virsh and virt-manager lose
track of the domain. 

Examples below are F9 domU, but further testing while reporting this bug
revealed the same behavior for a F8 domU as well as F9 domU's.

virt-manager shows state "Running" virsh list shows state "no state", but virsh
start claims "error: Domain is already active". Once xend is restarted libvirtd
seems to get back in sync and things work as expected.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F8 dom0
2. Install F9 or F8 domU
3. virsh shutdown f9test or f8test
4. virsh start f9test or f8test
Actual results:
# virsh start f9test   
Domain f9test started

# virsh list
 Id Name                 State
  0 Domain-0             running
 54 f9test               blocked

# virsh shutdown f9test
Domain f9test is being shutdown

# virsh list --all
 Id Name                 State
  0 Domain-0             running
  - f9test               no state

# virsh start f9test
error: Domain is already active

# xm list
Name                                        ID   Mem VCPUs      State   Time(s)
Domain-0                                     0  8674     4     r----- 393079.8
f9test                                      54   512     1     ------      8.9

# service xend restart
Stopping xen daemons: xenconsoled xend                     [  OK  ]
Starting xen daemons: xenstored blktapctrl xenconsoled xend[  OK  ]

# virsh list --all
 Id Name                 State
  0 Domain-0             running
  - f9test               shut off

# virsh start f9test
Domain f9test started

# virsh list --all
 Id Name                 State
  0 Domain-0             running
 56 f9test               blocked

Expected results:
 virsh shutdown followed by virsh startup should work

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dale Bewley 2008-06-28 22:55:07 UTC
Found a new release in Bodhi.

# yum update libvirt --enablerepo updates-testing
Updated: libvirt.x86_64 0:0.4.4-1.fc8
Dependency Updated: libvirt-python.x86_64 0:0.4.4-1.fc8

Restarted libvirtd and xend and redid test. Same results.

Comment 2 matt cowan 2008-07-01 14:20:42 UTC
This bug seems very similar to Bug 429403.

Just tried the latest libvirt (0.4.4-1.fc8.i386)
and didn't see any change in behavior.

Comment 3 Dale Bewley 2008-09-30 21:51:07 UTC
Well, after testing this again, it seems that restarting xend is not necessary.

After shutting down the domU, -- even though virsh is deaf to it -- I can start it again with 'xm start <domU>'. At that point virsh and virt-manager regain knowledge of the domU's state.

I tested libvirt 0.4.6 and get the same results.

Using the F9 SRPM from here[1], I built a F8 virt-manager v0.5.4 RPM to go along with libvirt and libvirt-python v0.4.6 from here[2]. 


To recap my versions (all x86_64):

[root@tofu tmp]# rpm -qa '*xen*'
[root@tofu tmp]# rpm -qa '*virt*'|sort

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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:38:56 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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